January 10th, 2014


my Arisia 2014 schedule

Here's what I'm doing at Arisia 2014 next weekend in Boston. EDITED TO ADD: self defense workshop Sunday morning!

8.30-9.45pm: reading, w/Alexander Feinman and Mijan (Hale) -- expect me to read from The Klingon Art of War

1-2.15pm: autographing, w/Charles Gannon and Don Sakers (Galleria -- Autograph Space)
4-5.15pm: "Orphan Black," w/Gordon Linzner, Sarah Smith, Justin du Coeur, and Isabel Schechter (Paine)
11.30pm-12.45am: "Eye of Argon reading," w/Genevieve Iseult Eldredge, Walter Hunt, Daniel M. Kimmell, and Hildy Silverman (Bullfinch)

9.30-10.45am: self-defense workshop (Commonwealth 1W)
11.30am-12.45pm: "George R.R. Martin is Still Not Your Bitch," w/Tanya Huff, Leigh Perry, Ian Randal Strock, and Kiini Ibura Salaam (Burroughs)
4-5.15pm: "State of the Trek 2014," w/Bob Chipman, Karl T. Winkler, Mijan, and Morgan Crooks (Otis)
7-8.15pm: "So You Think You Can Write a Fight," w/Genevieve Iseult Eldgredge, Max Gladstone, Michael McAfee, Steve Balzac, Mark Millman, and Nicole L. Mann (Griffin)

Nothing scheduled for Monday, though I was hoping to be doing a self-defense workshop, which might still be happening....
  • Current Music
    "Badge" by Eric Clapton
ds9 rewatch

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: "Family Business"

Quark and Rom have to go home when the Ferengi Commerce Authority goes after their mother and Sisko goes on a fateful date with a freighter captain. The DS9 Rewatch has some "Family Business."

An excerpt:
Standard operating procedure for pretty much any official conversation on Ferenginar involves a bribe. When you enter a Ferengi’s house, you sign a legal waiver and deposit an admission fee; the owner says, “My house is my house,” to which the visitor replies, “As are its contents.”
  • Current Music
    "Aqualung" by Ian Anderson w/orchestra

the library and my desk

We've been on a cleaning jag of late, and part of that has included tidying up my work area and finally overhauling the library. I showed pictures of the latter recently, but today I went to lie down on the Yogibo bean bag and Kaylee proceeded to plop herself down onto my lap. Luckily, Wrenn was there to take a picture. :)


In addition, I've finally straightened out my desk, making it the ideal workspace for me, which means lots of stuffed animals and action figures.........

  • Current Music
    "40 Years Old and I'm Livin' in My Mom's Garage" by the Austin Lounge Lizards